Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5900Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Debbie Jae2200Nomad in trainingNavigator IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Ruben Rosado1990Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
8Suzanne Price1520Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
9Whitney Bateson1520Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconNavigator Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
10Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
11Paul First1420Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
12Cindy Clough1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
13Alyssa Gantt1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
14Katie Ball1240Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
15Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
16Michael Frye830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Michael Frye580Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
18Jose Godoy350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
19Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
21Luis Pimentel130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
22Vishal Agarwala130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Michael Frye110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Michael Thelin110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27Tara Kaestner90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Shawn Murrey70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Tighe O'connor70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Bryan Howard70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36Amber Booher70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Carl Burnham70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Cher Chang70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Karolina Frydrych70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Chase Baldocchi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Sebastian Leder50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Adam Francisco50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Gracefully Expat50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Isabella Weidlich50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Alexander Harling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Helen Simkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51Dominick Cabal50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Gavin Elster50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Michelle Mangen50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Google Adwords50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
57Alexis Snelling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
58Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
59Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
60Aurelie PONS50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
61Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
62kevin tither50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
63Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
64Matt Bowles50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
65Shannon Rentner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
66Stefanie Bauer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
67Oli Nold50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
68Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
69Zeke Daniels-Shpall50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
70Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
71felipe valdes50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
72Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
73You Tube50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
74Sharon Elschot50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
75Noah Diamond50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
76Caroline Quincy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
77Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
78Anthony Payet50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
79Christa Bella50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
80Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
81A Rehlinger50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
82Christy Renee50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
83Maria Nicolosi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
84Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
85Teresa Ornelas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
86Carolyn Crawley50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
87Donna Jones50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
88Antonio Allen50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
89Stan2 Ooi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
90ben hart50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
91Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
92Poppy Skepper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
93Rhami Aboud50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
94Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
95Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
96Pasha Grigoryev50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
97Enelin Paas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
98Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
99Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
100Carlos Restrepo50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
101Nicole Cruz50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
102Andree Valdry50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
103Andrei Beno50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
104CharlesBey50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
105Marlon kalenda Tshimanga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
106Sven Hennig50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
107Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
108Tia Mcnabb50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
109A M50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
110Csilla Major50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
111Lara Penner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
112Rod Cook50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
113Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
114Kevin Marlatt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
115Cait Sarazin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
116Daraja Asili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
117marko50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
118Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
119Genna Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
120Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
121jala wildgoose50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
122Jason Trick50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
123Kimberly Kirk50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
124Sara Elgawish50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
125Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
126Lorraine Cooper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
127Isa Almy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
128Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
129Wan Phi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
130Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
131Kate Shar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
132Niraj Shah50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
133Noémi Nyevelka50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
134VEDANT AGARWAL50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
135Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
136Kevin Martin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
137Danielle Thompson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
138King EFE50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
139Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
140Sam Lepak50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
141Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
142Blade McGunn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
143Sang D50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
144Alex Melton50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
145Nomad Cruise50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
146Dawn Hagin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
147Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
148Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
149Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
150Michael Midkiff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
151Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
152Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
153Brian Hennesy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
154Grace Woodrow50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
155Walker Flynn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
156Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
157Paige Soucie50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
158Brandon Clift50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
159Daylon Soh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
160Ryan Jannenga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
161Jasmine Michaels50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
162Alex Atanasova50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
163Susan Churchill50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
164andrespineiroc50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
165Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
166Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
167Corinne Brady50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
168emily zendel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
169craig vasiloff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
170Nathan Johnson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.